15 Fun Things to do Outside this Weekend

15 Fun Things to do Outside this Weekend

Fall is in full swing and Winter is at our doorstep but that's no reason to hibernate like many of our animal friends do at this time of the year. There are still LOTS of ways to enjoy some time outdoors and it's especially important dur...
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside to Play

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside to Play

  We played outside all the time when I was a kid!  Seriously, those had-to-be-called-in-to-eat type of days.  Even on school days, I remember walking home with friends and talking about what we'd do that afternoon before ...
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17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

Enjoy these fun things to do after school including a free printable set of 20 Questions to ask your kids!Once our kids started school, I quickly realized that time together during the week was going to be VERY limited.They don't get home u...
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How to Use Children's Books to share Family Stories

How to Use Children's Books to share Family Stories

This is one of those week's when sentiment has crept in and taken over. The first week in April is the anniversary of the passing of two of my grandparents so I always find myself thinking more about them and family at this time of the year...
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20 Playground Games & Activities

This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play.  We are joining them this month to inspire families to get outside & explore their local playgrounds!   Spring is in the air and for so many children that means heading back to th...
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New Kids Movies in Theaters for 2016

We are not much of a TV watching family but when it comes to new movies, we love going to the theater together! I think the kids get more excited about the previews for upcoming movies than they do the actually film sometimes ;) So if you...
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14 Valentine's Day Ideas You'll LOVE!

Creative Valentine's Day Ideas that make great gifts for kids! If you have kids, come February 1st you'll hear a lot of talk about 'cool' Valentine's Day ideas!  Those school parties are so exciting and the thought of getting cards fro...
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Reading Tips & the Best Books for Kids

In our home, helping the kids learn to read was what we called 'a full contact sport'.  Constant movement. Non-stop questions. Continuous encouragement (and honestly, even some arguing). It was not an easy task.  Both of our ...
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DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

It's always fun to pull out some simple craft activities & family ideas during the holidays!Nothing complicated -- just something the kids enjoy creating and that usually involves something sparkly :)And kids adore making ornaments to h...
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Teaching Kids about Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

Talking to kids about unhappy moments can be tough -- BUT it's a necessary thing in life.  Educating them about Veterans Day, Remembrance Day and war is one of those occasions -- it's not a pleasant topic to discuss but one that needs...
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Care Package Ideas for College Students

Great ideas for things to include in a care package for college students!Our son went away to college to begin his Freshman year last week. Amazingly enough, we fit everything he needed in the car, drove 900 miles to drop him off, helped hi...
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20 Healthy Breakfast Ideas {w/free meal planner printable!}

These healthy breakfast ideas will be a big hit (and help) during the school year!  Plus the free printable meal planner is perfect for keeping you organized in the mornings. Today we are going to make mornings & breakfast easier,...
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10 Creative Activities for Kids Who Can't Sit Still

10 Creative Activities for Kids Who Can't Sit Still

Creative activities for kids who have to fidget, move and stay active!Our kids could never sit still during reading time. They would ask to build block towers, do headstands on the couch so they could see the book upside down or color ...
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9 College Prep Tips: How to Get Ready for Freshman Year

If you have a teen, these college prep tips will help you get them ready for Freshman year!I want to prepare you for what’s coming – the honest & brutal truth -- your kids will grow up and leave you.I'm sure you know this but as it ...
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7 Great End-of-Summer Outings for Families

It's hard to believe but our kids will go back to school in less than a month! I know!  The month of July always seems to fly by for us. Soon we'll be dealing with schedules, homework and early bedtimes.  But we're not going do...
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